Inside Out!

Just recently I have received numerous requests for information on flying drones professionally within indoor environments and thought that I might put pen to paper to give you a few practical things to think about!

1. What is the legal position on flying inside?

Let's see what the CAA has to say on the matter: “Flights inside buildings do not impact air navigation because they can have no effect on flights by aircraft in the open air. As a result, flights within buildings, or within areas where there is no possibility for the unmanned aircraft to ‘escape’ into the open air (such as a ‘closed’ netted structure) are not subject to air navigation legislation. Persons intending to operate unmanned aircraft indoors should refer to the appropriate Health and Safety At Work regulations

In short, although the usual rules do not necessarily apply you will still need to carry out a detailed risk assessment that is relevant to t